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Critical performativity: The unfinished business of critical management studies

Spicer, Andre ; Alvesson, Mats LU and Kärreman, Dan LU (2009) Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2007 62(4). p.537-560
Abstract
We argue that critical management studies (CMS) should be conceptualized as a profoundly performative project. The central task of CMS should be to actively and pragmatically intervene in specific debates about management and encourage progressive forms of management. This involves CMS becoming affirmative, caring, pragmatic, potential focused, and normative. To do this, we suggest a range of tactics including affirming ambiguity, working with mysteries, applied communicative action, exploring heterotopias and engaging micro-emancipations.
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publication status
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subject
keywords
public engagement, critical management studies, pragmatism, research, methods
host publication
Human Relations
volume
62
issue
4
pages
537 - 560
publisher
SAGE Publications
conference name
Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2007
conference location
Philadelphia, United States
conference dates
2007-08-03 - 2007-08-08
external identifiers
  • wos:000265199600003
  • scopus:62949237404
ISSN
1741-282X
0018-7267
DOI
10.1177/0018726708101984
language
English
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  abstract     = {We argue that critical management studies (CMS) should be conceptualized as a profoundly performative project. The central task of CMS should be to actively and pragmatically intervene in specific debates about management and encourage progressive forms of management. This involves CMS becoming affirmative, caring, pragmatic, potential focused, and normative. To do this, we suggest a range of tactics including affirming ambiguity, working with mysteries, applied communicative action, exploring heterotopias and engaging micro-emancipations.},
  author       = {Spicer, Andre and Alvesson, Mats and Kärreman, Dan},
  booktitle    = {Human Relations},
  issn         = {1741-282X},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {537--560},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications},
  title        = {Critical performativity: The unfinished business of critical management studies},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0018726708101984},
  doi          = {10.1177/0018726708101984},
  volume       = {62},
  year         = {2009},
}